Christmas and New Year Opening times

Surgery Christmas Opening Times

The normal opening hours for the surgery are 8am – 6.30pm Monday-Friday. These times will apply over the Christmas period EXCEPT as noted below:

Wednesday 12th December 8.00am – Noon & 2.00pm – 6.30pm

Cover will be provided Noon – 2pm. Please phone our main number: 0118 9883134 if urgent and follow the instructions

Christmas Day (Tuesday 25th December) CLOSED

Boxing Day (Wednesday 26th December) CLOSED

New Year’s Day (Tuesday 1st January) CLOSED

The Dispensary will close at 4pm on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve.

GP Services – Out of Hours

If you need urgent GP Services when the Practice is closed, then please phone 111 and you will be connected to the ‘NHS 111’ Service which is available at any time of the day or night and is free from all landlines and mobiles.

The ‘NHS 111’ Service may direct you to two local nurse-led units, either at Bracknell or Thatcham, which offer advice and treatment for injuries which aren’t life threatening and don’t need a visit to A&E.

In the event of a life-threatening medical emergency you should as always dial 999 and ask for ‘Ambulance’.

Prescriptions and Medicines

Do make sure that you have sufficient prescription medicines to last you through the festive period. This is a very busy time of the year so it is important that you order repeat prescriptions in plenty of time. Please help our Dispensing Team by giving as much notice as possible in December – this will help to avoid the seasonal rush.

Last orders for medication to be collected before Christmas is Tuesday 18th December.

Don’t forget to check that your usual ‘Home Remedies and Medicines’ Cupboard is also well stocked for the holiday period.

Local Pharmacy Services – (Duty Pharmacist/Prescription Dispensing)

Opening times for the Emergency Chemist Duty Rota for the Christmas period can be found on the Practice door/window and on the practice website:

Note: the Asda Pharmacy at Lower Earley is open every day throughout the holiday period except for Christmas Day: Telephone: 0118 9870310

More information about pharmacy opening times will be displayed in the door/side window of the main practice site in Swallowfield and will be made available on the website as soon as we have the information from Berkshire West Clinical Commissioning Group